Monopoli is a town and comune in Italy, in the province of Bari, region of Apulia. The town is roughly 156 square km in area and lies about 40 km southeast from Bari.
Places to visit
Castle of Charles V. Finished in 1522, it has a pentagonal plan. It is located on a promontory which was originally separated from the medieval city. It was restored and enlarged in the 17th century. Starting from the early 19th century, it was used as a jail, a stutus it kept until 1969. It is currently the seat of art exhibition and cultural events.
Coastal castle of St. Stephen, built by the Norman lord Godfrey of Conversano in 1086. It was subsequently turned into a Benedictine monastery. It has a circular plan.
Jerusalem Hospital, founded in 1350 by the Hospitaller
Palazzo Palmieri (18th century)